"War on Kids" documentary
Original post made by Paulette, Val Vista, on Aug 6, 2010
I met a nice young man on Ebay who has been buying up some of my "vinyl" record collection. He is a psychology student in North Carolina and we've become sort of friends since then. We've even exchanged heirloom seeds from our family gardens. Anyway, this nice young man found out that I love to go to the IBEW Hall and see the documentaries shown there once a month and he told me about this film that he thought would be an excellent choice. It's called "The War on Kids." So, I told the IBEW about it and they thought it sounded good too. So, on Saturday, August 7th, at 7:00 PM, we'll be showing this film that interviews students, teachers, psychologists, and many more people who are alarmed at the direction education has taken in this country, where schools are becoming more and more modeled after prisons, where police are called in for infractions that would've just sent a kid to the principle's office back in the days that I went to school. Parents are being told to put their children on all sorts of medications in order to keep them orderly and obedient, rather than taking the time to teach children manners at home. So much is discussed in this film, including the fact that schools are now being built by the same companies and the food services are from the same companies that build prisons and feed prisoners. Jesse was right. This is a real fine film. Ordinarily, the Pleasanton Weekly puts the IBEW movie night's feature in their bulletin board section; but, I guess they forgot this time. That's to bad; because education of children is so important. Kids today know alot, if you listen to them. The IBEW Hall is at 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin. Feel free to bring your kids to this one. It would be fun to hear what they have to say about education in our area. I imagine it's probably better than it is in many places; but, it still would be fun to hear their take on the film. At 6:30 PM, we also have a potluck and after the film, we have a discussion period, for those who want to talk about what they just saw. Some people stay and some people go. Next month, the IBEW will be having a doctor of economics come and discuss his latest book on what's wrong with our economy, Dr. John Rasmus. He spoke there last year and now this year, he's written yet another fascinating book.